MADRID - TOLEDO - GRANADA - CÓRDOBA - SEVILLA
Traveling by plane from Zagreb 8 days / 7 nights
Travel date: 7-14/14/2020.
TICKETS INCLUDED IN ALHAMBRA IN GRANADA,
MEZQUITU IN CÓRDOBA, CATHEDRAL AND ÁLCAZAR IN SEVILLE!
Day 1: ZAGREB - MADRID
Meeting of passengers at Franjo Tudjman Airport at the counter two hours before departure. Distribution of travel documents and Iberia flight to Madrid on line IB3197 at 15:55. Upon arrival at 18:50 hours transfer to the hotel and accommodation. Going with a city public transport tour guide for an evening, landmark stroll in the heart of the royal city that "never sleeps" - Madrid is known as one of the world's most vibrant cities, and Madrid's crazy nights are immortalized in many films and literary works. Departure to Puerta del Sol and to Plaza Mayor, the square that was the center of the so-called Of the "Habsburg" Madrid. Return to the hotel with the travel manager at the agreed time or individual return. Overnight stay.
Day 2: MADRID - TOLEDO - GRANADA
Breakfast. Check-out and travel to Granada, a city located beneath the majestic snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada and the city-symbol of the unification of Spain after the Reconquista. The road to Andalusia takes us across the province of Castilla-La Mancha and the city of Toledo. Toledo is located about seventy kilometers from Madrid and was once the capital of Spain. It is known as a city of three cultures - Christian, Jewish and Islamic, and in the Middle Ages the then most famous European translation school operated in it, and through Toledo translators the whole of Europe became acquainted with the works of ancient thinkers. Toledo is also the city of El Greco, because the famous painter lived and worked in that city. Sightseeing tour accompanied by an official city guide: Cathedral of Santa María (entrance fee for an extra charge) - Monastery and Church of San Juan de los Reyes - Alcázar - Church of St. Tome - Santa Maria La Blanca Synagogue - Plaza Zocodover. Shorter free time. Continued journey to Granada, arrival in the evening and hotel accommodation. Overnight stay.
Day 3: GRANADA
Breakfast. After breakfast, a visit to the most famous site in Spain, which remained after the departure of the Arabs from the Spanish soil - the beautiful Alhambra (ticket included), the most romantic of all European monumental monuments. The "Red Palace" was an extremely successful masterpiece of the rulers of the Nasrid Dynasty, the last Moorish ruler in the Iberian Peninsula. A tour of the Generalife Palace and Gardens accompanied by an official guide. After a tour of the Alhambra, walk to the cathedral, the chapel of Catholic kings (exterior view) and the old Arab street of Alcacería. Afternoons free afternoon tours for personal programs. Overnight stay.
Day 4: GRANADA - CÓRDOBA - SEVILLA
Breakfast. Leaving the hotel. The following is a journey to Córdoba, "far and alone" as sung by F. G. Lorca. Drive through the area of the largest olive groves in Spain, stopping at one of the typical farmhouses where you can taste and buy olives, oil, prosciutto and other typical regional products. Upon arrival in Cordoba sightseeing tour of the historic core accompanied by an official city guide: Jewish Quarter - Calleja de las flores - La Mezquita Mosque / Cathedral (ticket included). Córdoba is a city of magnificent and typical Andalusian architecture and some of the most famous Islamic monuments in the world (the entire historic core is part of UNESCO's World Heritage Site), and has the most beautiful indoor patios in Spain (patios). Leisure time for lunch, after lunch trip to Seville. Accommodation at the hotel and free evening. Overnight stay.
Day 5: SEVILLA
Breakfast. Sightseeing: Maria Luiza Park - Plaza España - Barrio Santa Cruz (old Jewish Quarter of narrow streets, white houses, flower yards and small squares with palm trees and orange trees) - Cathedral (largest Gothic church in the world with the famous Giralda bell tower, included ticket) - Torre del Oro - Royal Alcázar (ticket included). What makes this city memorable and conquering are not only grandiose monuments and buildings, but an atmosphere of romance and charm - Seville is the most important city of the Spanish South, the city of Carmen, Don Juan and Figara, the archetype of Andalusia, sun, temperament and passion. Free time for lunch, walking, personal programs. Possibility of going on a boat ride in Guadalquivir, or in the evening possible departure for flamenco (surcharge on site to the tour manager). Overnight stay.
Day 6: SEVILLA - MADRID
Breakfast. Check-out and travel from Andalusia via Castille La Manche to the Spanish capital. Arrival in Madrid in the afternoon. Panoramic City Tour: Kio Puerta or the "Gate of Europe" - Paseo de la Castellana or simply La Castellana - Santiago Bernabeu Stadium - Plaza Colón, Columbus Square - Cibeles Fountain, one of the city's most beautiful fountains, promised to Real fans here celebrating their club's victories - Gran Vía or the "Big Road", one of the most livelythe liveliest and most popular city streets - Plaza España, the square that houses a monument to Cervantes and his characters from the novel, which is the most widely read post-Bible book, "The Blessed Knight Don Quixote of Manche" - Royal Palace, residence of the Spanish kings - Plaza Oriente - Puerta del Salt, "Sun Gate", central city square, the point where the so-called Zero km in Spain and where the Madrileños celebrate the New Year - Paseo del Prado, the part of the city avenue that houses several famous museums - Retiro, the famed Atocha city park, the busy city hub - Puerta de Alcalá - Las Ventas, the arena bulls. Free evening. Overnight stay.
Day 7: MADRID
Breakfast. Departure by public transport with a tour guide to Madrid's "Art Triangle": Madrid is world-renowned for that "triangle" whose corners make the famous Prado - along with the Louvre and Hermitage the most famous European museum - which houses the world-famous royal collection of Spanish and European painting. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum at Villahermosa Palace, the famous private collection of Baron Thyssen featuring works from Donatello, via Monet and Gauguin to Roy Lichtenstein, and Centro del Arte Reina Sofía, once a city hospital, the famous modern art museum whose most famous exhibit is Picasso's Guernica ". And once you get into the art, we have no doubt that you will take advantage of the exceptional trade offer the Spanish capital has to offer: all the famous Spanish fashion brands in Spain are cheaper than in the rest of Europe! Free evening. Overnight stay.
Day 8: MADRID - ZAGREB
Breakfast. After breakfast check out of rooms and transfer to Barajas Airport. Check in on flight IB3196 to Zagreb at 12:25 hrs. Arrival to Zagreb is scheduled at 15:15.
Package price per person in double room: FM 6.880 kn / 7.080 kn
Aeronautical fees (1,090 kn) are included in the package price!
FM DISCOUNT RELATED TO REGULAR PRICE IS VALID TO NOTIFICATION OF CAPACITY COMPLETION! THIS DISCOUNT EXCLUDES POSSIBLE OTHER DISCOUNTS OR SPECIAL ACTIONS!
Single room supplement: 1.890 kn
PRICE OF THE PACKAGE ARRANGEMENTS INCLUDES: airfare to Zagreb-Madrid-Zagreb, airfare, hotel accommodation 3/4 * in double rooms based on bed and breakfast: 3 nights in Madrid, 2 nights in Granada and 2 nights in Seville, tour manager service, transport to / from Madrid airport, all sightseeing tours, local guides in Granada, Cordoba, Seville and Toledo, tickets to the Alhambra in Granada, Mezquit in Córdoba, the Cathedral and Álcazar in Seville, and organization and sales costs
PRICE OF THE PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Tickets for cultural and historical monuments and museums not listed as included, public transport tickets, travel insurance (recommended!), Tips for local service providers and staff, optional content and personal order costs
Centro del arte "Reina Sofia": www.museoreinasofia.es; ticket price 10 €;
Prado: www.museodelprado.es; ticket price 15 €;
Museo Thyssen y Bornemisza: www.museothyssen.org/en, € 12
Royal Palace www.patrimonionacional.es; ticket price 10 €
FC Real Madrid Stadium: adults 25 €, children 4-14 yrs 18 €
MINIMUM OF PASSENGERS: 25
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SPAIN:
OFFICIAL NAME: Kingdom of Spain
GOVERNMENT: Parliamentary monarchy
CITY: Madrid, around 3.16 million (2016)
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid
LANGUAGE: Spanish (official)
RELIGION: Catholics 70.2%, atheists 9.9%, other 2.6%, 15.1%, unspecified 2.1% (2016)
TIME DIFFERENCE: Central European Time (Croatia 12:00 = Spain 12:00)
MONEY: EUR (Euro); 1 EUR = 100 Eurocents
NUMBER OF POPULATION: Approximately 46.57 million (according to the 2017 census).
AREA: approximately 505,990 km²
GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION: a south-western European country, bordering Portugal in the west and France in the east. It faces the Mediterranean Sea to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the north.
CLIMATE: Despite its size, the Mediterranean climate prevails, characterized by hot and dry summers and mild and rainy winters. The central part of Spain, Meseta, has a more continental climate with warm summers and cold winters.
ELECTRICAL VOLTAGE: 230 V.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR TRAVEL: A valid passport or identity card is required for Croatian citizens to enter the Kingdom of Spain and must be valid for at least 3 months after entry. Children must have their passport / ID.
HEALTH: Vaccination is optional. We recommend that you consult your World Health Organization website (WHO, www.who.int) before traveling. We also recommend that you take a convenience store pharmacy for your trip.
TELEPHONING: Area code is +34. Mobile phone connections are good, all mobile operators have a roaming agreement. Please contact your network operator for details.
CREDIT CARDS: Most credit cards are accepted at all banks, most hotels, restaurants and shops (MasterCard, Visa), while Amex is accepted less frequently. For the most part, the entrance to each store contains credit card symbols accepted by each store as a payment method.
GUIDELINES: The service is included in the price, so leaving tips is not common practice (except in the case of large group events), but if you are satisfied with the service, you can leave up to 5%.
TRAVEL SAFETY: Please refer to the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs for travel safety to individual countries or on their website: www.mvep.hr.
CLOTHES: We advise comfortable layered clothing. For winter trips, be sure to bring gloves, a hat, and a scarf. Good and comfortable footwear are essential.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES: Spanish cuisine is rich and varied, thanks to the multitude of ingredients available in the country and the various regions that produce it, as each autonomous community contributes to its own dishes. The ingredients of Spanish gastronomy are rich, varied and characteristic of the Mediterranean diet. The ingredient king is olive oil. Garlic and onions are also one of the most important Spanish gastronomy. Going to tapas is very common in Spain, is part of the culture and tradition and is found all over the country. These are small meals accompanied by drinks and accompanied by good friends or colleagues. The main course of Spanish cuisine is Spanish tortilla or tortilla de patatas. The ingredients of this dish are sliced thin slices of potatoes, eggs and salt, and onions and peppers are often put.
SHOPPING: Candles, flamenco souvenirs, saffron, leather (bags, shoes), olive oil, jewelry, gold, clothing (Spanish brands like Zara, Mango, Desigual). The shops are generally open from 9:30 am to 2 pm, then there is a siesta, or midday break from 2 pm to 5 pm, and again from 5 pm to 8 pm, every working day. Larger malls are open daily from 10am to 9pm.
SAF: Please keep money, documents and other valuables in the hotel or room safe, the organizer of the trip or the hotel does not take responsibility for the stolen items.
Embassy of the Repof Croatia in the Kingdom of Spain
(Covers the Republic of Cuba and the Principality of Andorra)
Calle Claudio Coello 78/2, 28001 Madrid, ESPANA
Nives Malenica Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador
0034 91 577 6881, 577 6901, 0034 91 577 6905
Office hours of the Consular Section of the Embassy: (for parties)
• Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am - 1pm
• Tuesday 13: 00-16: 00
Hotline for Croatian Nationals (Emergency and Off-Time Emergency): 0034630526085
Consulate of the Republic of Croatia in the Kingdom of Spain, Barcelona
c / Comte d'Urgell, 165-167, esc B, 08036 Barcelona, ESPANA
Juli C. Bàrcena San José, Honorary Consul
0034 93 272 0043, 0034 93 488 0755
Office hours of the Consulate:
• Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
• Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.